Oklahoma - Sooners
Frank Alexander - #84 - DE
|Hometown:||Baton Rouge, LA|
|Event||Ht||Wt||Hand||Arm||Wing||Wonderlic||40 yard||BP||BJ||VJ||20s||60s||3 Cn|
|03/14/2012 Oklahoma Pro Day||6-4||271||9 1/4||35 1/4||83 3/8||4.82||24||9'9"||4.59||7.48|
|02/29/2012 Combine||6-3 3/4||270||9 3/4||35||83 1/8|
|03/15/2011 Junior Pro Day||6-3 1/4||262||4.85|
Played defensive end and tight end as a Louisiana prep. Redshirted in 2007. Saw action in nine games and started the last five contests, including the national championship game, at defensive end in ’08 and recorded 26 tackles, five tackles for loss and 3 1⁄2 sacks with one batted pass and one forced fumble. Played in the season-opening victory over Chattanooga before being stabbed in the right arm (triceps) and having a bottle broken over his head at a party. Underwent surgery on his arm and missed the next five games. In ’09, he recorded 23-7-1 1⁄2 with two passes batted down and one forced fumble while playing in all 13 games and starting the final four at defensive end after Auston English’s season-ending ankle injury. Had a three-yard fumble return for a touchdown vs. Idaho State. Was a starter in nine of the 13 games in which he played in ’10, recording 39-13-7 with three batted passes and one forced fumble. Did not play in the season opener against Utah State because of a sprained ankle. Made all 13 starts at DE spot in ’11 and managed 54-19-8 1⁄2 with eight passes batted down, one interception and three forced fumbles.Positives:
Has vines for arms to fend off blockers. Active hands as a pass rusher. Generally locates the ball. Pursues hard and shows good closing speed. Good effort production. Solid personal and football character.Negatives:
Has tweener traits. Athletic ability, speed and suddenness are just adequate. Needs to develop wider variety of counters. Does not bend naturally and shows some stiffness in his lower body — limited flexibility affects his finishing ability. Does not play with strength or leverage at the point of attack. Not explosive or powerful. Limited upside.Summary:
Competitive, productive, high-motor college defensive end lacking hand-in the-dirt anchor strength and stand-up fluidity. Long arms and effort-based production give him a chance to be a backup.
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